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cooperage

[ koo-per-ij, koop-er- ]

noun

  1. the work or business of a cooper.
  2. the place where such work is carried on.
  3. articles made by a cooper, as barrels or casks.
  4. the price paid or charged for coopers' work.


cooperage

/ ˈkuːpərɪdʒ /

noun

  1. Also calledcoopery the craft, place of work, or products of a cooper
  2. the labour fee charged by a cooper


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cooperage1

1425–75; late Middle English. See cooper, -age
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Example Sentences

Working with Spanish cooperage Tevasa, they turn 150 year old trees into casks.

A schooner-building yard, and a cooperage for making kegs and barrels to hold the fish exported, were next installed.

It has always been the custom for a native watchman to sleep in the cooperage, to prevent the barrel hoops being stolen.

And then down came the tropical rain, crashing and rattling on the corrugated iron roofing of the cooperage.

We left the ill-omened cooperage with its mystery still unsolved, and we splashed our way up to the house.

It is used for posts, rails, boat building, cooperage and for ox-yokes.

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